Books, Films, Musicals, Rankings, Television, Videogames

Consuming Stories: Different Media Ranked

Humans have an absolute obsession with stories. They are a tradition that has been carried on throughout our very earliest history, since our first attempts at sophisticated language, and we continue to love stories to this day, both real and fictional. They are our purest form of entertainment. It is something innate in us, so… Continue reading Consuming Stories: Different Media Ranked

Writing

Saving Ideas for Later

You know the ideas. They are not the ones that come to you in a bolt of lightning, nor those that wake you in the middle of the night. They’re the ones that have been gestating in your subconscious for your entire life. They might be tied to or inspired by events in your life.… Continue reading Saving Ideas for Later

Films, Musicals

Mamma Mia: How Donna REALLY Met the Dads

While I truly enjoyed Mamma Mia 2, it didn't agree with my own long-held interpretations of the characters based on the original musical. Bill was spot on, but surely Sam and Harry were a little more than one-night stands. (read more)

Writing

Thoughts on Writing

I have a lot of thoughts about writing. All writers think about writing a lot, but all writers advise new writers not to write about writing, because only people who write care about writing enough to read about it (writing, that is). This leads to a group of slightly odd people reading about writing and writing about writing and repeating a lot of the same stuff and not really achieving anything. (read more)

Television

From Always Sunny to Adventure Time: What Shows Just Get It?

I was out with a friend recently who, à propos to nothing, said, ‘do you ever watch something that just makes you feel seen?’. She was referring to that episode of Netflix easy with the lesbians, where one pretends that she is a cool bike-riding vegan to impress the other. And she’s right. That episode really does capture something about the culture of women-who-love-other-women. Because the writer just gets it. (read more)